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1. 1. Ch 5 Quiz <ul><li>1. A school has 350 Srs, 285 Jrs, and 365 sophomores. The school has 25 delegates to apportion. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a) How many total students are in the school? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b) Find the ideal ratio : (total populations/number of delegates) = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1000/25=40 </li></ul></ul></ul>
2. 3. <ul><li>2. What is the Alabama paradox? </li></ul><ul><li>The possibility that the addition of one legislative seat will cause a state to lose a seat is called the Alabama paradox . </li></ul>
3. 4. <ul><li>3.What is the Population paradox? </li></ul><ul><li>The population paradox can occur when the population in two states increases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The legislature is reapportioned based on a new census and a seat is switched from one state to the other. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The paradox occurs when the faster-growing state is the one that loses the seat. </li></ul></ul>
4. 5. <ul><li>4. A school district has 3 schools A, B, and C, with student populations of 250, 270, and 280, respectively. Complete the following table to determine the Hamilton apportionment to apportion 80 computers among the three schools. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need: the ideal ratio = total population/number of computers </li></ul><ul><li>a) Ideal ratio = </li></ul><ul><li>800/80 = 10 </li></ul>
5. 6. <ul><li>b) complete the table: </li></ul><ul><li>This one worked out too easy! </li></ul>80 800 Totals 28 280 C 27 270 B 25 250 A Hamilton Apportionment Decimal Part Integer Part Standard Quota= Pop./ideal ratio Popu-lation School
6. 7. <ul><li>1,000,000/50 = 20,000 </li></ul>
7. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>c) To get new divisor : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>largest population/(whole number part of standard quota + 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>488,000/26 = 18769.23 </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>488,000/25 = 19,520 </li></ul>
8. 10. Totals 11 or 12 11.4 228,000 C 24 or 25 24.4 488,000 B 14 14.2 284,000 A Jefferson apportion New Quota: Divide by new divisor see below:divide by 18,769 or 19,520 Hamilton Apportion Standard Quota= Pop./ideal quota Popula-tion
9. 11. <ul><li>We will have more problems like 4 and 5 to practice on for the midterm exam next week. </li></ul>